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3 suspected militants killed in US drone attack in Pakistan

The identity of those killed or injured could not be ascertained.

At least three suspected militants were killed when two missiles fired by a US drone hit a house in Pakistan’s North Waziristan Agency,amid anti-drone protests being staged in the country.

Several people were also reported injured in the strike at Angar Kalli village near Miramshah Tehsil in North Waziristan last night,local media reports said on Friday.

The identity of those killed or injured could not be ascertained.

The reports said that drones had been hovering over the area for hours.

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The attack comes at a time when the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-led government in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa has taken an increasingly anti-drone stance with regular sit-ins being organised to stop NATO supplylines.

The protesters have blocked NATO supplies to and from Afghanistan and accused US Central Intelligence Agency director and its station chief in Islamabad of murdering people in drone attacks.

On November 21,a US drone strike in the Tal area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Hangu district had killed at least six people,all Afghan linked to Haqqani terror network.

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The attack had come a day after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s Adviser on Foreign Affairs and National Security Sartaj Aziz said the US had assured Pakistan of not conducting drone strikes targeting the leaders of TTP if dialogue began

between them and the Pakistani government.

First published on: 29-11-2013 at 12:21:49 pm
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